Built a custom pin when I was a Junior in High School

Built a custom pin when I was a Junior in High School

By brothersun

May 05, 2018

8 months ago

In the 70s there were 4 piball distrubutors on Pico Blvd in Los Angeles: Williams, Gottlieb, Bally, Chicago Coin. I bought a few key components there new: flipper assemblies/buttons, next ball kickout assembly, 2 spinning targets, star rollovers. Everything else I got used at very reasonble cost from the repair guys who worked there, or free from the alley behind the buildings. I wish I had a video camera at the time to capture the game play and sounds, but I only had a still camera so here are a few photos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZU6KNzstQQ

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8 months ago
That's super sweet. Nice!
8 months ago
Awesome! I did the same thing - one pop bumper, some rebound stuff and star rollovers. No scoring per se, but such fun butchering the "trash" behind an op's warehouse for bunches and bunches of relays, etc. It wasn't all that I had imagined, but as a 10 year old, imagination takes you pretty far to bridge the gap.

I'm considering doing it again, but now that I have the right tools, maybe it will come out as good as my vision!
8 months ago
Outstanding! Three thumbs up.
6 months ago
that's amazing. to get all the logic in there to do scoring is really impressive.

did you go into the engineering field after school? :)

looks like a pretty fun em. nice layout.

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